Cutting Through The Crap

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stupidity


It's not that Congressional Republicans are stupid (although, clearly, many of them are, kindly, challenged.) It's that they think you're stupid. So sure of it are they, in fact, that they've had this to say. Expect it to become the central talking point henceforth. Expect it to be all over Fox "news" until November 2012:

On Fox News today, House Rules Committee Chair David Dreier (R-CA) contended the GOP deserves all the credit for recent economic growth.

"[W]e can get our economy growing. And we've gotten some positive numbers. I think it's in large part because we won our majority and we're pursuing pro-growth policies," he said.


I'm certain he said it with a straight face, too. In the majority in the House for, like, a couple of weeks, not having passed into law a single piece of legislation, and, by golly, unemployment dropped. Never mind the turnaround began over a year ago. Never mind that they voted against all of Obama's initiatives, and predicted disaster.

These guys actually think they can make the public believe it. Can make a convincing case that down is up. C'mon... That'd be as stupid as claiming, despite the evidence (or lack thereof), that the ACA is a "job-killer." Yeah, right. Like that could happen...

Oh, wait...

I'm sorry. I hate to be divisive. But these are seriously unserious people. And they're counting on the public (they have the teabaggers locked up, of course, no matter what b.s. they peddle) not to notice it.

3 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

I hate to admit this, but your right...
Did you see how much the stock market went up last year??? and in the interest of stoking class resentment, I'll just tell you my portfolio went up almost $200,000.
Mrs D's went up even more.
In fact, in percentage terms, its almost the same as the increase in the casualty rate in Afghanistan, Weird how things work out.
And I don't care what they say, I LIKE a 9% Unemployment rate, which is really more like 20%, cause they stop counting you as "Unemployed" after a year or tow, makes those Mexicans I pay to do my yardwork APPRECIATE 10$/hr.
Seriously, do you know NO Americans will do yardwork for 10$/hr?, I'd do it myself, but paying yourself $10/hr isn't the same as someone else paying you $10/hr, its sort of like jerking off but takes longer, and your entire body's sore, not just your left arm, and anyway, that rotator cuffs still not 100%...
So if keeping a force of 100,000 troops in Afghanistan/Iraq/Git-Mo(still chock full o' Terrorists BTW) is what it takes to keep my Money Belt heavier than Hilary Clintons Calves, count me in...

Frank

Kellie said...

It is sad, but people WILL believe the GOP had EVERYTHING to do with the upturn in the economy. Makes my head hurt.

Sam Spade said...

You're even farther out in the weeds than usual, Frank. I clicked the back arrow in my browser to verify that you were commenting about the post I just read.

Evidently you plan to keep your powder dry and save your big gun, Mary Jo Kopechne, for another day.